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ingenue - ing\'enue; young innocent girl
hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
trickster - person who cheats people
cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
effete - having lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted
confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
abscission - cutting off; separation